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2015 Nursing Summit Presentations

1.  It's Our Time!!!! ... [more]

South Central Pa. High Utilizer Collaborative Report Now Available!

Aligning Forces for Quality—South Central PA (AF4Q-SPCA) announces the release of important research and recommendations obtained from a two-year South Central Pennsylvania High Utilizer Collaborative. ... [more]

Overwhelmed? We've Found 'A Summer Read' For You!

Join the Conversation – Read New York Times Bestselling Author Brigid Schulte’s “Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time” ... [more]

Central PA Travels to Texas for Population Health Discoveries

On September 19-20, more than 80 physicians, nurses, public health officials, care providers and more convened in Dallas, Texas, for Aligning Forces for Quality’s population health event, titled “Bridging the Gap between Healthcare and Population Health.” ... [more]

Aligning Forces for Quality South Central PA’s Annual Meeting Asks, “Are you Reiding?”

It’s a pivotal time in our country’s history, as our health care system begins a massive reconstruction. No matter where you land when political lines are drawn, you can’t turn on your computer, television or radio, without hearing that our system is broken. What you may not realize, however, is that other countries are producing better outcomes. ... [more]

Consumer Advisory Council Welcomes First-ever Patient Co-Chair

As a child, Mike Chilcoat’s parents gave him the same instructions that many parents do: You can address adults by their first names, except dentists and doctors. They command formal titles. ... [more]

How Are Nurses Making the Connection?

When assisting a patient through a care transition, does an inpatient nurse really understand what a skilled nursing facility offers, how a health coach could help or why the Community Care-based Transitions Program (CCTP) could play a critical role? ... [more]

November 13 – Free Reception & Film Screening of ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Join Aligning Forces for Quality – South Central PA (AF4Q-SCPA), Family First Health, Hamilton Health Center and Keystone Health for the one-day, community-wide film screening of ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare on November 13, 2013. Called 'An Inconvenient Truth' for the healthcare debate, the film questions, “How can we save our badly broken healthcare system?” Watch the trailer for a preview.   Following the screenings, leaders from each federally qualified health center will facilitate community discussions to answer questions and gather patient and physician feedback.   About the FilmDirected by Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke, the new, feature-length documentary exposes troubles of American healthcare, contrasting the powerful forces opposing change, with dramatic patient stories and leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government and even the U.S. military.   The award-winning film also stresses the importance of changing healthcare in the public and private sectors to focus on prevention rather than costly disease-management to save dollars and lives. As audiences will learn, approximately 75 percent of healthcare spending works to treat preventable diseases, and 20 percent of patients account for 80 percent of health care costs.   Timing & Venues5-8 p.m. at Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York; presented by Family First Health Find details and register online here.   5-8 p.m. at Wilson College in Chambersburg; presented by Keystone Health Find details and register online here.   5:30-8:45 p.m. at Harrisburg University in Harrisburg; presented by Hamilton Health Center Find details and register online here. ... [more]



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